Year after year we recommend Dre Day—because every year it’s great! The annual celebration of Dr. Dre‘s seminal solo work The Chronic—many of you can right now follow up 1, 2, 3, and to the 4—continues to be a fantastic national tradition that our local hip-hop scene blows up. This year’s star-studded lineup of performers paying tribute includes Lionees, deM atlaS, Chance York, J. PLAZA, Tek, the newly added Devon Reason, the backing live band The G Funk Error, and Jimmy TwoTimes and DJ Bonics cutting it up on the decks. Plus you get a chance to live out your dream of actually playing the $20 Sack Pyramid game! Saturday, 9 PM. $8 advance, $12 door. —Hank Stacks

James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS; uptownvfw246.org